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Americans don’t know how good they have it with Obama

A letter to the editor of the Detroit Free Press from a baffled Canadian,…. and why I love our neighbors to the north.

Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.

America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.

So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.

When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?

Richard Brunt

Victoria, British Columbia

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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Largest City In Vermont Now Gets All Its Power From Wind, Water And Biomass – by Ari Phillips

Go read the article.

And then call your biggest wingnut friend/family member and see what kind of BS conservative “Can’t be done!!” spin they throw at you.

Always good for a laugh to watch them squirm for a minute or two until the full bullsh#t denialist stream gets underway.

But seriously,…. this is freakin Vermont. Smart progressive self-sufficient people. The fact that the sun don’t shine all that much didn’t hold them back at all.

Because, — well — there’s alternatives, dontcha see??

From thinkprogress

Largest City In Vermont Now Gets All Its Power From Wind, Water And Biomass

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

 Water flows through the Winooski One hydro-electric plant in Winooski, VT. The Burlington Electric Department's recent purchase of the facility, located in the Winooski River between Burlington and the city of Winooski, enabled it to reach 100 percent renewable power.

Water flows through the Winooski One hydro-electric plant in Winooski, VT. The Burlington Electric Department’s recent purchase of the facility, located in the Winooski River between Burlington and the city of Winooski, enabled it to reach 100 percent renewable power.

The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources — including wind, hydro, and biomass — equivalent to the city’s needs.

“We’re now in a position where we’re supplying Burlington residents with sources that are renewable,” said Ken Nolan, manager of power resources for Burlington Electric Department, earlier this month. “The prices are not tied to fossil fuels — they’re stable prices — and they provide us with the flexibility, from an environmental standpoint, to really react to any regulation or changes to environmental standards that come in the future.”

According to Nolan, the utility will get about one-third of its power from the Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station, one-third from wind energy contracts, and one-third from the hydroelectric stations Winooski One and Hydro-Québec. The McNeil power station is a biomass facility that primarily uses wood chips from logging residue leftover from the harvesting of wood for other products.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Ummmmmm ……. Buy Honey Maid!

Now this is a company that gets it.

Perfect way to respond to the trash thrown their way.

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Economy, Politics, Uncategorized

 

“Sink or Swim” – Mike Luckovich

Sink or Swim by Mike Luckovich

Simple and Direct

Thank you..

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Same Car….. Clowns May Vary

Go ahead, send ’em in.

2011 –

U.S. Republican presidential candidates gather before the start of their debate in Ames, Iowa August 11, 2011. They are (from L to R) Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich. REUTERattribution: REUTERS

2014 version –  Winners (?) of the recent CPAC straw poll.  (%)
 Rand Paul: 31
 Ted Cruz: 11
 Ben Carson: 9
 Chris Christie: 8
 Rick Santorum: 7
 Marco Rubio: 6
 Paul Ryan: 3
 Rick Perry: 3
 Bobby Jindal: 2
 Condi Rice: 2
 Mike Huckabee: 2
 Sarah Palin: 2
 
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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Gooooooo Pope Francis!

I am not a religious person, nor a fan of the Church … but I must say that the fact that Pope Francis’ recent pronouncements have left the far right near apoplectic, and that these over the top responses have so nicely exposed their hypocrisy  fills me with glee

Rush Limbaugh – “pure Marxism”

Sara Palin – “He’s had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me”

Adam Shaw – “Like Obama he mistakes the faithful for the enemy, the enemy for his friend, condescension for respect, socialism for justice and capitalism for tyranny”

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano – “His encyclical is about economics, and it reveals a disturbing ignorance”

and on they went.  Up until recently the right has regularly been on Obama for disrespecting the Church and the Vatican.  This doesn’t sound too respectful to me.  Apparantly The Pope is all powerful and infallible … except when he disagrees with them.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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